Kerry surges and Wall Street shrugs

In a tightening presidential race, analysts are ready to embrace whoever wins.
October 15, 2004: 11:36 AM EDT
By Yuval Rosenberg, CNN/Money

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A strong showing in the three presidential debates has helped John Kerry climb in the polls, but has it given him a bounce on Wall Street too?

Kerry's improved standing has forced investors to contemplate having the Democratic candidate in the Oval Office.

"The markets until recently have been oblivious to the possibility of a Kerry win," says Greg Valliere, chief strategist at Schwab Washington Research Group.